McNeill, John David (46)
Name:McNeill, John David
Funeral Home:Vescio Funeral Home
Visitation:Dec.29th, 6-9pm & Dec.30th, 6-9pm
McNeill, John David passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the age of 46. Beloved husband of Franca (nee Ricci) and cherished father of Ryan and Andrew. Son of John and Laura Jean McNeill of Sudbury (pre-deceased). Loving brother of Leslie McCue (Tim) of Sudbury and Heather Mete (Frank) of Welland. Dear son-in-law of Primo and Leonilde Ricci of Toronto and brother-in-law of Mary Ricci of BC and Deni Ricci of Toronto. Special step-son of Gino Medina of Sudbury. Adored uncle of Michael, Meghan, Matthew, Talia, Noah, Christopher and Victoria. The essence of John was evident in his everyday life. He found joy in the simple things; nature, food, music and laughter. He was selfless and caring. Always more concerned with giving to and doing for others. He made those around him feel special and loved; with a smile, a wave, a chat or a hug. He impacted everyone whose lives he touched – family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and community – in ways that will forever be remembered. Above all, he cherished family. His love and devotion were gifts to us all. His mantra, “I’m living the dream” epitomizes his optimism and positive outlook on life. Visitations will take place at the Vescio Funeral Home (8101 Weston Road, south of Langstaff Road 905-850-3332) on Saturday, December 29th 6pm-9pm and Sunday, December 30th 6pm-9pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday December 31st at 11am at Vescio Funeral Home. Music was an important part of John’s life and with this mind, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memoriam to Musicounts at musicounts.ca. Musicounts mission is to ensure that children in Canada, regardless of socio-economic circumstances and cultural background, have access to a music program through their school.Online Condolences at www.vesciofuneralhome.com.Return to obituaries
Such incredibly sad news. In spite of the many years that have passed since I have seen or spoken to John, the special memories of him have never faded. Always a true friend, always with that smile, John was a joy to be near, his love of life infectious and uplifting. I am blessed to have known such an amazing human being. My heartfelt and deep condolences to all who were touched by John's life and laughter, especially his sisters, wife, children and their families. May you find peace.
Our deepest condolences go out to you, Leslie, Heather and John's be loved family and friends, on your tragic loss. Our hearts go to john's wife and sons. Our shock at the news prevent us from saying what we inside. We wish we can take your pain away. Johnny touched so many lives and because of this, he will never be forgotten. Kindest Regards, Marie-Paul, Marie-.Anne and Julie Pajala and Jacquie (Pajala) MacDonald and family
Gino we want you to know we are thinking of you. Arlene called to tell us of your step-son's death. As you know Laura Jean and I were best of friends growing up so please tell John's family we are thinking of them also Love Janie & Wayne
To little Johnny's (the name, from the time and place I knew him) family, my deepest sympathy. To Leslie and Heather, I am so sorry for your broken hearts. Mr. and Mrs. McNeill, I know are hugging little Johnny now, but I know it is small comfort for those who loved him here. Someday, though we will all understand. I am so sorry. May God keep you strong. My sincere condolences...from Rose.